Huntington County, Indiana
Huntington County Courthouse in Huntington
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Samuel H. Huntington|
|• Total||387.72 sq mi (1,004.2 km2)|
|• Land||382.65 sq mi (991.1 km2)|
|• Water||5.07 sq mi (13.1 km2) 1.31%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||97/sq mi (37.46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Indiana county number 35|
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Notable natives and former residents
- 4 Points of interest
- 5 Cities and towns
- 6 Townships
- 7 Unincorporated communities
- 8 Education
- 9 News and Media
- 10 Transportation
- 11 Climate and weather
- 12 Government
- 13 Demographics
- 14 See also
- 15 Further reading
- 16 References
- 17 External links
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 387.72 square miles (1,004.2 km2), of which 382.65 square miles (991.1 km2) (or 98.69%) is land and 5.07 square miles (13.1 km2) (or 1.31%) is water.
Huntington County was formed in 1832. It was named for Samuel Huntington, who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He was also President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
Notable natives and former residentsEdit
- Sam Cook (1860–1946), Served as a US Congressman
- J. Danforth Quayle, Vice-President of the United States (1989-1993), U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative
- J. Edward Roush (1920–2004), U.S. Representative, Father of "911 Emergency System"
- John R. Kissinger (1877–1946), early Malaria test subject; featured in the movie, Yellow Jack.
- Chris Schenkel, (1923–2005) Emmy Award winning sportscaster
- Denny Jiosa, Grammy nominated jazz guitarist and composer
- Archbishop John F. Noll (1875–1956), founded Our Sunday Visitor, the world's largest Catholic weekly newspaper. Founded Victory Noll and St. Felix Monastery.
- Sandy Thomson, Chief Weather Specialist, WANE-TV Fort Wayne
- Mick Mars, Played guitar with the four man heavy metal rock group Mötley Crüe.
- Eiffel G. Plasterer, in the mid-1900s, toured America with his "Bubbles Concerto" program. He was a pioneer in soap bubble art and invented unique bubble-making techniques and equipment.
- Gary Dilley, Bronze Medal in swimming at the Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan.
- George Haines, Coached the women's national swim team in the Olympics.
- Glen S. Hummer, legendary YMCA swim coach, coached Olympic team in Tokyo, Japan.
- W.L. Seibold, national horseshoe champion.
- Mark Seibold, 4-time World Horseshoe Pitching Champion 1966, 1969, 1979, 1986
- Ned Steele, national Ping Pong champion in 1938.
- Steve Platt, basketball player and former coach at Huntington University. Indiana's all-time collegiate scoring leader (3,700 points), placing him seventh on the list of all-time collegiate scorers at any level. Platt twice led the nation in scoring in 1973 and 1974.
- Lisa Winter, basketball player at Ball State University and Valparaiso University. Indiana's Miss Basketball 1996.
- Matt Pike, football player at Purdue University and in the Arena Football League, 1999–Present. Won AF2 Title with Peoria in 2002.
- Chris Kramer, professional basketball player with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga, formerly with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, the Mets de Guaynabo of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional, and the s.Oliver Baskets, Würzburg of the German Basketball Bundesliga. Kramer played college basketball at Purdue University where he was two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
Points of interestEdit
- Huntington County Historical Museum
- Huntington University Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Huntington University
- J. Edward Roush Lake
- Joseph Decuis Restaurant
- Merillat Centre for the Arts
- Our Sunday Visitor Corporate Headquarters
- Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center
- Sunken Gardens
- The Forks Of The Wabash
- The Indiana Room Genealogy Center
- Tel-Hy Nature Preserve
- Two-EE's Winery
- United States Vice Presidential Museum
- Victory Noll Center
Cities and townsEdit
News and MediaEdit
- The Herald-Press daily newspaper
- The Huntington County TAB
- Warren Weekly
Climate and weatherEdit
|Climate chart (explanation)|
In recent years, average temperatures in Huntington have ranged from a low of 16 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 87 °F (31 °C) in July, although a record low of −28 °F (−33 °C) was recorded in January 1982 and a record high of 105 °F (41 °C) was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.82 inches (46 mm) in February to 4.37 inches (111 mm) in June.
County Council: The county council is the fiscal branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts. The council members serve four-year terms. They are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, and special spending. The council also has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax that is subject to state level approval, excise taxes, and service taxes.
Board of Commissioners: The executive and legislative body of the county is made of a board of commissioners. The commissioners are elected county-wide, in staggered terms, and each serves a four-year term. One of the commissioners, typically the most senior, serves as president. The commissioners are charged with collecting revenue, and managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.
Court: The county maintains a small claims court that can handle some civil cases. The judge on the court is elected to a term of four years and must be a member of the Indiana Bar Association. The judge is assisted by a constable who is also elected to a four-year term. In some cases, court decisions can be appealed to the state level circuit court.
County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, coroner, auditor, treasurer, recorder, surveyor, and circuit court clerk Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county.
Presidential Election Analysis: As Like the rest of Indiana, the county is strongly republican. The last time a democratic candidate carried the county was in 1964 during Lyndon B. Johnson's landslide victory.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,124 people, 14,218 households, and 10,074 families residing in the county. The population density was 97.0 inhabitants per square mile (37.5/km2). There were 15,805 housing units at an average density of 41.3 per square mile (15.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.1% white, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.4% black or African American, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 37.9% were German, 14.9% were Irish, 12.9% were American, and 12.1% were English.
Of the 14,218 households, 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.1% were non-families, and 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $55,630. Males had a median income of $41,648 versus $30,218 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,575. About 7.7% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
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